Hurtigruten is perhaps most known for its operation along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. But as world leader in exploration travel, we also offer expedition cruises in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Alaska, Northwest Passage and more.

“The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”
Hurtigruten is sometimes referred to as the Norwegian Coastal Express. The 11 coastal ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days, calling 34 ports. The trip along the Norwegian coast has been described as the “World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage.” Hurtigruten’s expedition ships MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, MS Spitsbergen, MS Nordstjernen and MS Roald Amundsen offer Explorer voyages to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, the Americas, Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Why Hurtigruten?

The Norwegian Coast

Our cruises along the Norwegian coast rightly earns its place in the hall of fame of iconic traveller routes along with other classics like the Orient Express, Europe’s Danube, and the revered Route 66. After all, it’s known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” for a reason.

Experience Norway’s beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights. Our daily departures take you on voyages where no other ships go. No matter the season, all cruises with Hurtigruten are thrilling adventures filled with amazing scenery and active experiences.

Explorer Voyages

Our history of exploring polar regions outside of Norway traces back to 1896, making us one of the most experienced travel companies in the world. Hurtigruten offers you breathtaking experiences of nature in remote corners of the world, offering voyages that appeal to those who value real exploring.

Get up close and personal with wildlife, culture and incredible scenery – from pole to pole. With our explorer voyages, we take you from the polar bears of Svalbard in the north to the penguins of Antarctica in the south with our fleet of advanced, intimately-scaled expeditions ships.

You don’t need to climb Everest to be considered an explorer. With Hurtigruten’s explorer fleet, you can realise your dreams large or small, from setting foot on untouched wilderness to simply trying something new. Join us! Let us help you connect with your inner explorer on an unforgettable journey.

Authentic, significant and breathtaking experiences

Experienced crews

Immerse yourself in culture, nature and wildlife

More than 200 excursions/activities

Broad and diverse expedition fleet

Advanced technology


At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. We have been exploring polar waters since 1893 – over 125 years! Our explorations are grounded in the tastes of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. We are world leader in sustainable explorer travels in Polar Regions. We offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Our unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enables us to offer you unique nature-based experiences to the most remote corners of the world.

Northern Lights Promise

We’re so confident that the Northern Lights will make an appearance during your 12 day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway, that if they don’t, we’ll give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage with half board FREE OF CHARGE*

*Applies to travel between 1 October 2019 – 31 March 2020. Please refer to full terms and conditions.

Masters of Polar Waters

We have been exploring the world for 125 years, discovering dramatic destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland, and Iceland. Join us on a journey to the extraordinary and learn why we are the world leader in exploration travel.

125 Years as Explorers

Hurtigruten has been cruising the Norwegian coast for over 125 years and you won’t find a better guide to show you the best the coast has to offer.

War on Plastic

Hurtigruten wages war on plastic! By 2 July 2018, single-use plastic will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships.

Northern Lights Voyage

Enjoy a Hurtigruten voyage to Northern Norway in search of the Northern Lights.


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